Reviews

La Zona – a top three choice of prosecco for Max Allen !

La Zona Prosecco NV

“This prosecco is a little on the drier, more savoury side, with ample fizz and pleasing chewy green apple characters. It’s the kind of style I reach for when making a spritz: three parts prosecco, two parts Aperol (or Campari), one part soda, citrus twist, over ice.”

Max Allen, Australian Finanical Review, April 2018

Read Max’s article on ‘Prosecco Wars: Defiant Aussie Winemakers’ in the Australian Financial Review

Riesling 2016 “Equal Top” in northeast Victoria Winestate Judging

Chrismont King Valley Riesling 2016

“Subtle floral/citrus fragrances with some age ‘sneaking in’. Great purity of riesling fruit on the palate with tangy lemony acidity.”

4 STARS / EQUAL top in Category

Winestate magazine (Nov/Dec 2017) – Annual North East Victoria Judging

Our La Zona Tempranillo 2013 is proving popular with visitors and wine journos alike.

Here’s a snippet of what Chris Shanahan of The Canberra Times and www.goodfood.com.au had to say:

“… La Zona label embraces the so-called Mediterranean varieties, chiefly Italian, but including Spain’s tempranillo. The wine combines sour cherry and blueberry-like fruit flavours with earth-savoury characters on a smooth, surprisingly soft palate.” Thanks Chris !

Chris Shanahan, July 2016. The Canberra Times, www.chrisshanahan, www.goodfood.com.au

“lip-smacking acidity that lifts and drives the wine in its finishing flourishes.” – Chrismont King Valley Riesling 2014

We have to agree with Tony Love that when it comes to enjoying Chrismont Riesling with fresh seafood “it’s the wine that does the work of the lemon or lime”…“Widely available, this little cool, high-country Victorian is seductively understated to start, its aromas a little subdued. There is perhaps a waft of distant bush florals and, yep, a typical little spray of cut lemons, but it is in the mouthfeel that we see its more finely tailored style and sculptured acidity with tangy lip-smacking acidity that lifts and drives the wine in its finishing flourishes.”